One of the Vathy Priests blesses

gefyri and its' owners. A traditional way to start business on Ithaki


Close window to exit

Close window to exit

8pm - this is how It starts

6am - this is how it finishes

friday july 1 gefyri celebrates its' opening

what comes in-between is a great opening night for gefyri restaurant and café. gefyri owners andy and mark, humbly expected a few invited friends, but to their surprise, locals from far and wide came to celebrate this event with them.  platrithia is again alive with the sounds of community and greek music. complimentary wine, beer and snacks delighted everyone of course, and to see locals accustomed to their stuffed tomatoes and port souvlaki, eat chicken skewers with peanut sauce, gave the owners great confidence that their eclectic fare will serve them well in platrithia.  many were already planning their breakfasts lunches and dinners at gefyri, once the full menu is on offer on monday. there isn't a person living on Ithaki that doesn't know the tale of gefyri and its' year long struggle to open, so when so very many turned up for the opening, it was a great show of approval from the community which wished andy and mark a successful future for the restaurant.


as dusk approaches, more and more people arrive to join the celebration

it didn't take long for gefyri to take on a life of its' own with dancing and singing til dawn

restaurant and cafe

The old and tumbled down levendis building begins anew with gefyri

restaurant and café which opened its' doors to the public on Friday 1st july 2005. Snack menu for the weekend and then full menu starting Monday 4th. Ladies and gentlemen. Platrithia is now a place you can feed your soul and your tummy, no longer a place just passed through from stavros to frikes.